A Tribute to Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I sat down with my dear friend, Robert Phillips, to discuss how we can create intentional space in our lives to celebrate and partake in black history. One thing we both agreed on is that celebrating black people and black achievement shouldn’t be confined to one month out of […]

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2021 Reflections

For people like us, every day is a freakin’ gift.  After a month of being away from home – it took a hot minute to feel grounded and ready to process all of what 2021 brought…(and to set intentions for 2022).  2021 was a year of receiving for me. I received a lot of really […]

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Honeymoonin’

Holy crap. I’m a married woman. For anyone reading this feeling like you’re not as “far along” in life as you want to be, let me also add in that I am a 36-year old bride. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself that it all “REALLY HAPPENED” for me because for so long I […]

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How to be the Best Aunt (even from 1,000 miles away)

In 2019, I moved 1200 miles away from my family leaving behind my brothers, sister-in-laws, and their growing families. It was (and still is) important to me to SHOW up in my nieces/nephews lives and with the distance between us now, I had to get creative. After an amazing trip back home (just celebrated THREE […]

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Best Practices: Going Back to School While Working a Full-Time Job

In the fall of 2017, I began my grad school journey. Seven semesters later and a year to reflect leaves me still wondering how I did it all. Truthfully, it feels like a blur. My days consisted of: study, eat, work, study, sleep. Then I’d wash, rinse, and repeat. Looking back, before I was in […]

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Smitten with the Mitten

  This Florida girl is taking a leap of faith and moving to Michigan! I know, I know…most people move to Florida FROM Michigan. Like most things though – I do them a little backwards 😉 The past few years, I have been blessed to travel to Grand Rapids, MI for work on several occasions; […]

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Good Grief

Grief is a funny thing. I don’t think there’s truth in the saying that it ‘goes away with time.’ Instead, I think it never goes away, but we learn how to navigate our emotions like a skillful sailor – adjusting our sails and navigating the rough seas along with the calm. Four years ago I […]

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Whole30: Where Do I Start?

Alright. You’re ready to do your first Whole30, but you have no idea where to start. Good news – I got you! First, the Whole30 website is a wealth of knowledge and you can browse through and download all kinds of information – for free! Here are a few of my favorite links for quick reference: Whole30 […]

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Motivation Station

If you’ve seen me the last week or so and have asked how I’m doing, I’ve undoubtedly answered with, “Do you want the truth?” Then with an unwavering and knowing smile, I’ve told you that I’m doing, “as good as can be expected.” Truth is, I’m having a tough time with motivation. I’m a few […]

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3 Tips for Whole30 Success

After working in the health & fitness industry for over ten years, it still amazes me the power that food has on our bodies. It can be our greatest medicine or our greatest demise. After almost two years of reading and researching the Whole30 (mostly just hemming and hawing), I finally did my first reset […]

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